“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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 'My country right or wrong' is like saying 'My mother drunk or sober'. 
 An author's first duty is to let down his country. 
 Every nation is selfish and every nation considers its selfishness sacred. 
Toute nation est égoïste. Toute nation considère son égoïsme comme sacré.
 Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature. 
 Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. 
 Patriotism is the veneration of real estate above principles. 
 Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. 
 Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it. 
 Patriotism ruins history. 
 The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. 
 When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honour are things to be ashamed of.